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2006 Jetta TDi BRM hard start

Discussion in 'Mk5 VW Jetta, Sportwagen, and Audi A3 TDI' started by Jaguirre29, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Jaguirre29

    Jaguirre29 New Member

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    I have this 2006 Jetta TDi BRM that im having trouble starting. The car would start after cracking it for 15-20 secounds and after it starts the car would run fine with no problems unless I shut it off and leave for 5-10 min and ill have a hard time starting it again.. the car has a new cam shaft lifters and cylinder head and I also installed a new tandem pump I really dont know what could be causing this problem but my glow plugs are working and fuel pump is working as well
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  2. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    engine timing belt timing? Any error codes?
  3. Jaguirre29

    Jaguirre29 New Member

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    No theres no engine light on
  4. texas30cal

    texas30cal New Member

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    I just completed the cam/lifters swap and have verified cam timing twice, I am having the same problem, immediately after installing the cam it would start fine, now have to crank 15-20 seconds and hold the pedal to the floor to crank it, once running runs fine. It does seem to be getting worse every time I start it, pulled the fuel filter and there was quite a bit of very fine glitter in it, on top of it and in the fuel in the canister.
  5. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    Is the glitter magnetic?

    A few specks is normal in a 06, it's from the fuel, quite a bit sounds abnormal.
  6. texas30cal

    texas30cal New Member

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    Will check to see if it is magnetic.
  7. mrciscoe

    mrciscoe New Member

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    Jumping in an old thread, I just changed my cam and lifters, too. Same hard start. I will check the timing this weekend. It started great the first time after the job. Now it takes 3 or 4 tries to get it going. No codes or lights.

    Any resolution?
  8. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    Did you
    Did you use the TB article on this site? If it's getting worse fast, either something in the TB is failing and/or getting loose, or the fuel lines are losing prime.
  9. mrciscoe

    mrciscoe New Member

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    I did follow the site both times. I only changed the TB a year ago and now had to do the cam. Could be a fuel thing since I changed the filter, too. I'll be sure to check all of this Saturday.
  10. Patryk@DouglasVW

    Patryk@DouglasVW New Member

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    Having the same issue after putting cam and lifters
  11. mrciscoe

    mrciscoe New Member

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    RE-checked the timing again...took the belt off and started 'install' again. Car finally starts normally.

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